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Ross Girvan

Ross Girvan
Interviewed on:
21 March 2023
Interviewed by:
Alex Watkins

Listen to Ross Girvan

  • There is nothing we were going to be able to do here - Ross Girvan
  • They sat that night out with a flagon of sherry each - Ross Girvan
  • I feel we lost a lot of elderly people that could not cope - Ross Girvan
  • It changed the community but that is not a bad thing - Ross Girvan
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For Ross, fire is a part of life down the coast. Ross was a member of the Aireys Inlet CFA operating between Cathedral Rock and Anglesea on Ash Wednesday. He has vivid recollections of working with Bill Bubb throughout the day and night, being confronted by noise and wind and flying gravel ‘like a mini cyclone.’

Ross’s workload continued into the busy period of the recovery effort, and he recalls both positive and negative change inflicted on different generations within the community. Ross has since had a long career in fire management and continues to this day to coordinate CFA efforts and get the message out there for residents to develop a fire plan so they know what to do on extreme fire days.

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